Social Group: for Kids with Autism
The purpose of the social group is to offer the opportunity for children and pre-teens with autism between the ages of 9-12 to get together and have a good time in a safe and supportive environment. The events change each month to offer a range of fun, age appropriate activities for participants to experience with their peers.
Events are planned once per month. Please check this website and/or the newsletter for this month’s event. Participants are supported by a Program Coordinator, four Support Workers and Volunteers.
Past events have included: Art/music classes, snow tubing, Lego party, circus school, Sky Zone Trampoline Park, Vancouver Aquarium, Playland, riding trains, rock climbing, laser tag and more!
At Canucks Autism Network, we strive to meet the needs of each participant through parent and participant collaboration. Our staff receive training on a variety of support strategies for individuals with ASD. Please do not hesitate to speak with our staff about strategies that should be implemented (e.g., visual schedules, first-then boards, token systems, social stories, etc.) and contact the Program Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org, with any questions or concerns.
- Ages 9-12 (Must be of correct age when starting the program)
- Have an ASD diagnosis, and an active membership through the CAN Participant Membership Program
- This is an ASD only program
- Commitment to attend the program (See Attendance Policy)
PLEASE NOTE: This program is for participants to attend independently. As our social programs are designed to encourage social interaction between peers, parents are asked to drop-off their children and return at the scheduled pick-up time. If your family would like to enjoy events together, please visit our Family Events page.
APRIL EVENT: SCIENCE WORLD
WHEN: Saturday, April 22, 10:00am-12:00pm
WHERE: Telus World of Science, 1455 Quebec St, Vancouver
WHAT: Explore science world!
WHO: Children and pre-teens, 9-12 yrs
For more information, please contact Darcie Domes, Program Coordinator, at email@example.com.
Online registration for this program will open on Monday, March 13, at noon, and will close Friday, March 17, at noon.